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Computing: Websites

Information and support on library resources for the computing subject area.

How do I evaluate a website?

Websites are good for keeping up to date, especially in the fast moving world of computing.

But... ! Anyone can publish on the web, so it's important to evaluate the information you find by looking at:

  1. Who?   Who is the author? Is he/she a qualified expert with academic credentials and other publication in the subject?
  2. Why?   Why was it written? Is it fact based, opinion based? Is it intended to educate, inform, entertain, sell something?
  3. Where?   Where did the information come from? Is it a popular press publication, an academic publication, or something else?
  4. When?   When was it written? Has it been updated? Do newer editions or revisions exist?

Check our Evaluating Your Sources Guide for more tips.

Useful websites

Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches scholarly papers instead of general websites.

You can set up Google scholar so that it will let you know when an item is available in De Chastelain Library. In Google Scholar:

  • Click on settings, the Library Links
  • Search for Dundalk Institute of Technology (not DkIT)
  • Tick 'Institute of Technology Dundalk' and save
Google Scholar Search
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